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APPROPRIATION BILL FOR 1942
SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
EDWARD T. TAYLOR, Colorado, Chairman CLARENCE CANNON, Missouri
JOHN TABER, New York CLIFTON A. WOODRUM, Virginia
RICHARD B. WIGGLESWORTH, Massachusetts LOUIS LUDLOW, Indiana
WILLIAM P. LAMBERTSON, Kansas MALCOLM C. TARVER, Georgia
D. LANE POWERS, New Jersey JED JOHNSON, Oklahoma
J. WILLIAM DITTER, Pennsylvania J. BUELL SNYDER, Pennsylvania
ALBERT E. CARTER, California EMMET O'NEAL, Kentucky
ROBERT F. RICH, Pennsylvania GEORGE W. JOHNSON, West Virginia CHARLES A. PLUMLEY, Vermont JAMES G. SCRUGHAM, Nevada
EVERETT M. DIRKSEN, Illinois JAMES M. FITZPATRICK, New York ALBERT J. ENGEL, Michigan LOUIS C. RABAUT, Michigan
KARL STEFAN, Nebraska DAVID D. TERRY, Arkansas
FRANCIS H. CASE, South Dakota JOHN M. HOUSTON, Kansas
FRANK B. KEEFE, Wisconsin JOE STARNES, Alabama
NOBLE J. JOHNSON, Indiana
ROBERT F. JONES, Ohio
MARCELLUS C. SHEILD, Clerk
SUBCOMMITTEE ON STATE, JUSTICE, AND COMMERCE DEPARTMENTS
LOUIS C. RABAUT, Michigan, Chairman JOHN H. KERR, North Carolina
ALBERT E. CARTER, California BUTLER B. HARE, South Carolina
KARL STEFAN, Nebraska
ROBERT F. JONES, Ohio
LIBRARY OF rain DESS
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DEPARTMENT OF STATE APPROPRIATION BILL, 1942
HEARINGS CONDUCTED BY THE SUBCOMMITTEE, MESSRS. LOUIS
C. RABAUT (CHAIRMAN), JOHN H. KERR, BUTLER B. HARE, JOHN
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29, 1941.
STATEMENT OF THE HONORABLE CORDELL HULL, SECRETARY
Mr. RABAUT. Mr. Secretary, we are anxious to extend to you the most hearty welcome of our committee. Being a former Member of the House yourself, it is always with added pleasure that we have you before us, because we know that you, by your experience, know what it is to sit on this side of the table, and you are truly sympathetic to our problems in trying to represent the interest of the taxpayer, just as we endeavor to fairly appraise your problems and responsibilities in conducting a most important department of the Government in a way that will reflect credit on our country and service to our citizens.
You may proceed with your general statement, Mr. Secretary, and I shall ask the members of the committee if they will kindly reserve any questions that they might have to put to you until after you shall have finished your statement. And you are certainly very welcome to come before us.
Secretary Hull. Mr. Chairman and members of the committee, I always look forward with the most pleasant anticipation when I get notice that you gentlemen have assembled here for consideration of the State Department budget, because it gives me an opportunity to have an enjoyable visit with you again and to renew our many agreeable associations of the past.
I am very appreciative of the fine courtesy and spirit of cooperation which each of you have uniformly exhibited toward me and my associates in relation to these matters that are common to the duties and functions of each of us. I have tried, and I am sure my associates have tried, at all times to be entirely frank with you in discussing our viewpoint with respect to the needs of the Department of State and its Foreign Service in the matter of appropriations.